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Claremont Heritage

Claremont Heritage's mission is to advance, preserve and celebrate the historic, architectural, natural and cultural resources of our community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Claremont Heritage, a non-profit, inclusive, community-oriented membership organization, is the city’s largest membership organization devoted to the preservation of the history and historic character of Claremont. We:
• Archive and share Claremont artifacts, oral histories, historic properties and tree surveys, maps and photos
• Offer tours, lectures, films and workshops for school children, community groups, and the general public
• Support individual homeowners, Claremont city staff, architects, landscape and interior designers, contractors, developers and realtors by providing access to historical and archival information
• Recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preservation of Claremont’s historical resources and cultural heritage

In these ways, we seek to communicate to residents and visitors the qualities that make our city unique and to promote the value of preserving our neighborhoods, cultural resources, the built and natural environments and their histories.

Contact Information:

Claremont Heritage
PO Box 742
Claremont, CA 91711
Telephone: 909-621-0848
Email: info@ClaremontHeritage.org

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elliot, ginger
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barnes, marilyn; claremont public access television
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caddes, andrew & dayspring productions; claremont heritage
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caddes, andrew & dayspring productions; friends of oak park cemetery
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Claremont Heritage
by Strombotne, James
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Description: Video art by Claremont artist James Strombotne. The American national anthem is hummed and sung while footage of Claremont interspersed with Strombotne's art is shown.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Note: Poor video quality; lighting and exposure are poor Description: Three performances by the Padua Hills Players who perform traditional Mexican folksongs and dances. Part 1 features a performance of the Las Posadas play at the Padua Hills Theatre. Parts 2 and 3 showcase singing and dancing of the players at the centennial celebrations of the Pomona Public Library and Pomona Mall. Additionally, some former Mexican Players take part in the performances.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Soper Productions
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Note: General Poor Recording Quality as recorded to tape; Flagging video error visible in picture; Video Noise Visible in Picture; Poor quality dub. Description: Long-time Claremont citrus rancher, Ray Soper is interviewed by Sarah E. Crowley regarding his Claremont ranch and agriculture and farming techniques. Film includes footage of Mr. Soper visiting and talking about the first orange trees in Riverside and includes footage showing citrus picking, processing, grading, and sorting in the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
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Note: The program ends at 00:21:22. At 22 mins, some of the clips and narration are re-played. Description: A narrated tour of Claremont historic sites, buildings, and homes. Also includes the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Tour is based off of the Claremont walking tour of historic sites and captures local landmarks, while conveying the city's sense of history to the general public.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
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Description: Interview with former Mexican Player and hostess at the Padua Hills Theatre, Casilda Amador Thoreson. Casilda speaks about her time performing and working at Padua Hills, describing some of the history and her own personal memories of the theater. She also gives a lesson in playing the castanets (percussion instrument) and explains their importance and meanings.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Cook, Geoff
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Description: A short film focusing on the history of the citrus industry in Claremont. The film highlights the early days of citrus ranching in Claremont and the Pomona Valley and focuses on the transition from citrus orchards to increasing suburban development in the post-war period. Several interviews with notable citrus residents are included: Ray Soper, Eleanor Pierson, and Martin Weinberger.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by KVCR-TV
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Description: Dialogues segment for KVCR-TV hosted by Chuck Palmer. This episode features Sarah Crowley of the Ontario Daily Reporter and Claremont citrus rancher Ray Soper. Mr. Soper discusses his citrus groves and career in citrus agriculture in the Pomona Valley. Additional topics include citrus history, citrus agriculture, the National Orange Show, and Mr. Soper's citrus label collection.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Haisman, Angelique
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Description: A student film by Angelique Haisman of Cal Poly, Pomona focusing on Claremont's history. Interviews with local residents are interspersed with historic photographs and location shots of historic places and buildings. Parts of the city's history is also conveyed through narration.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Rosas, Frank
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Note: High Amount of Hum on Tape Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration in the Padua Hills Theatre dining room. Celebration includes the Las Posadas performance, singing, dancing, and breaking of the pinata. Additional backstage and rehearsal footage is also included.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Barnes, Marilyn; Claremont Public Access Television
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Note: Poor recording quality Description: Local Claremont students from Condit Elementary School narrate a video highlighting Claremont's history, historic homes and buildings, and activities for children in Claremont.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Caddes, Andrew & Dayspring Productions; Claremont Heritage
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Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration at the Padua Hills Theatre. Event includes the Las Posadas Procession, dancing by the Ballet Folklorico Xochiquetzal, the breaking of the pinata, and a Christmas carol sing-along. The celebration features several former Mexican Players including Casilda Amador Thoreson, Erik Thoreson, Celia Garcia, Gilbert Flores, Alicia Flores, and Jose Angle Aguilar, who lead the celebration with song and dance.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
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Description: Celebration and ceremony marking the re-opening of the long-time Claremont dinner theater, the Padua Hills Theatre. Celebration is marked by appearances and speeches by Claremont Heritage executive director Ginger Elliot, Claremont Mayor Corey Calaycay, and Claremont Council Members Sam Pedroza, Peter Yao, and Lary Schroeder.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Disc of 1: Digital Video Disc (DVD)
Claremont Heritage
by Claremont Public Access Television
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: Brief segment for Claremont Public Access Television focusing on the citrus industry's history in Claremont and the impact that citrus farming had on the community. Interviews with local residents and citrus ranchers include: Enid Douglass, Mary Naftel Wheeler, Ray Soper, and Eleanor Pierson.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Caddes, Andrew & Dayspring Productions; Friends of Oak Park Cemetery
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Description: Centennial celebration of Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont. Historic figures from Claremont's past and Oak Park's history are portrayed by local residents, who offer historic accounts of the city and the founding of the cemetery. The ceremony is hosted by Bill Bentley with an introductory speech given by Claremont Mayor, Suzanne Smith. Residents portraying historic personalities include: Mike Layne, Richard Kirkendall, Russ Brown, Willard Hunter, Frank Hungerford, Dick Johnson, Pam...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Flores, Gilberto
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Note: Poor audio recording quality and poor video quality at 01:56:00 onwards. Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration in the Padua Hills Theatre dining room. Celebration includes the Las Posadas performance, singing, dancing, and breaking of the pinata. Additional backstage and rehearsal footage is also included.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Elliot, Ginger
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Description: Interview with Mildred Steele, who lived in the Garner House at Claremont's Memorial Park and served as the home's caretaker for many years. Mildred and her husband lived in the house after the city had bought it from the Garner Family and while it was being developed into a central city park and community house. Mrs. Steele takes a tour of the house with her daughter and offers her memories of the house when she resided in it.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Claremont Heritage
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Description: An earthquake workshop presented by Donald McIntyre, Mel Green, and Frank Hungerford at the Garner House in Claremont. Topics covered include earthquake preparation, limiting damage to homes, and seismic construction and rehabs of homes. Slide show and question and answer session are included.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Part 2 is second camera angle of same interview Description: A former resident of Claremont, Mrs. Salazar describes the Arbol Verde neighborhood in Claremont that she grew up in and talks about the various residents and houses. She goes on to discuss moving to the West Barrio neighborhood near the College Heights Packing House. Additionally, the Mexican-American community and institutions like the Well-Baby Clinic and Our Lady of Assumption Church are covered at length.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: VHS